Preakness Picks

 —  May 21, 2005

Giacomo won the Kentucky Derby but is getting no respect from the “experts. ” He’s not getting any here either — I think that race set up for him and he got a perfect ride out of Mike Smith, but that’s not going to happen this time around. This is a speed-favoring track and I’ll put my money elsewhere. (By the way, I wanted to get these picks up earlier but THE MAN is making me tote extra barges and lift extra bales this week.)

1) Afleet Alex. Yes I picked him in the Derby, but I’m not the kind of guy who learns from his mistakes. I still think he’s the best of the three year olds.

2) High Fly. This is his type of race, it will set up much better for him. Second race off a layoff, which I like.

3) Closing Argument. The more I watched it, the more I liked his Derby effort (second). He’s in the mix here.